West Terrace Aims to Fill Affordable Housing Void
Multifamily supply is lacking in all respects but most acutely in the affordable sector. However, construction recently broke ground on West Terrace, a 164-unit four-story sustainable housing community in South Los Angeles.
Construction is expected to complete in summer 2022, according to R.D. Olson Construction. The general contractor is partnering on the project with A Community of Friends, a nonprofit developer with a mission to end homelessness through permanent supportive housing, along with FSY Architects.
“Los Angeles is experiencing a lack of supply across all multifamily types, but the need is particularly strong in the affordable space,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction.
Totaling 52,300 square feet, West Terrace will offer 14 studio, 29 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and one three-bedroom options. Amenities include a community garden where residents can plant fruits, vegetables and flowers. LEED Gold certification will be achieved though sustainable construction materials, water-efficient drainage and landscaping, and other sustainable features.
Located at 6576 Southwest Blvd. in South Los Angeles on a former industrial site, the community will be located near a new Metro station for transit access as well as SoFi Stadium – a new sports and entertainment destination in Inglewood.